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Saturday, September 26, 2009

To Neighbours Who 'Borrow"

Posted on Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 9:31 AM

WTF! Do you all go down the grocery aisles thinking, Nope, I got better things to do with my money...I'll just borrow this stuff from the neighbour. I mean, I can understand running out of something and being in a bind, but I swear you plan to shop at my place. Milk, eggs, butter, sugar, flour, pepper, ketchup, tea, mayo, bread, vegetables and toilet paper (this is the worst)...these are staples, yet without fail, you're calling over or your kids are knocking on my door every other day for at least one of these. If you can't afford to buy it, then I certainly can't afford to give it away! (BTW, I know you send your kids so that saying NO is harder.)

And medical supplies...holy shit! It's too the point that your kids don't even go to you when they're hurt...they immediately come running to my door to be treated. And Tylenol! I rarely take a pill, but somehow I've gone through a bottle of 200! WTF!

You borrow the lawn mower. You borrow tools. You borrow rides. You borrow money. You even borrow my freakin' kids to babysit for you.

But here's the thing: 'borrowing' means that you return it or you pay it back. What all of you are doing is called bumming.

So, although I won't turn your kids away when they need medical care, as far as everything else goes: The neighbourhood 'store' is no longer open for business.

---Bummed Out

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